Effects Of Social Media On Teenagers

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Social media have become a central focus human society. The teenagers of this generation and all the future generations will be affected by it. Social media has become a major element in current society. Social media to the younger generation is an obsession, an addiction, a fixation; they want to be part of it 24/7. It is like having blinders on, they lose focus and cannot concentrate on anything else and because of this the social media will affect this generation. Teenagers are known to be addicted and obsessed with social media. Social media is defined as the “form of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages,…show more content…
Studies show recently that teenagers need at least nine and a fourth hours of sleep. A study by the National Sleep Foundation recorded that, “one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8 ½ hours on school nights” (NEED HELP ON CITING). Teenagers that have irregular sleep patterns are found to have less quality sleep when they stay up late and sleep in one weekends.(NSF) Another study from Thrive Global shows that “71% of Americans report falling asleep next to their phone, according to the 2015 survey,” (Thrive Global). Teenagers that are addicted to their social media make checking their social media feed part of their nightly routine. Studies show that every one in five teenagers wake up in the middle of the night to check their social media feed. Teenagers are known for going to school tired and unhappy, social media is one of the main reasons teenagers are staying up too late and not getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause unhappiness, poor grades, anxiety, and depression. Others studies shows that the lack of sleep by social media hurts teenagers can also affect their self - esteem. The teenagers of this generation are increased to have a higher vulnerability to depression and anxiety from sleep deprivation. The lack of sleep within teenagers can affect their behavior. Studies show when teenagers who do not get enough sleep they can have mental long term difficulties and will increase negative behavior. Sleep deprivation is also known to cause obesity as a physical change in teenagers with high stress levels and depression. Along with many mental changes in teenagers, mood changes are a big outcome when it comes to sleep deprivation. Teenagers with sleep deprivation that drive to go to school,work, or anywhere with driving are more than likely to have an accident because your brain is hungry for sleep and caused drowsiness and may cause you to fall asleep. Sleep
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